1st Lt. David A. Mielnik graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.
Following graduation and receiving his commission, David reported to Quantico, Va., for training at The Basic School. David then reported to NAS Pensacola for Aviation Preflight Indoctrination. He then transferred to NAS Whiting Field with VT-3 to begin flight training.
Upon selection into the Navy’s Strike Flight Training program, David reported to NAS Kingsville, TX to begin training in August 2018 with VT-22.